INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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........ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night .............. 49 2 Shooting Portraits......... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ............................................................ 24 Installing and Removing the Battery....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Chapters ..................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 48 7 Disabling Flash..........................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.................................................................................................................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .................................................... 58 6 .............................................................................................. 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ................................................................................. 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ................................................................................................................ 55 x Image Playback...................... 12 Quick Start Guide ......................................................... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects.................................................. 40 Formatting the Card...................... 27 Setting the Date and Time........................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques.......................................................... 10 Handling Precautions .................................. 5 Contents at a Glance....................................................................................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ............................... 38 3 Menu Operations ............. 50 3 Shooting Landscapes....................................................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting...... 35 Basic Operation ...... 14 Nomenclature ........................................................................................... 26 Turning on the Power ..................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer....... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ............................................................................................................. 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ........................................................

......................................................106 7 ..........................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer........................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...............................................97 A FE Lock..................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ...........64 E: Changing the AF Mode ...................................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode..................................................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ............70 j Using the Self-timer ............................................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style...............................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .........................................................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview .............................98 B: Setting the White Balance ..........78 f: Changing the Depth of Field .......82 a: Manual Exposure...............................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality...............................................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ..............................................................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ....................................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space .........................................................................................96 A AE Lock ..............................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots .............99 2 White Balance Correction..............................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE.........87 Auto Exposure Bracketing............................................................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ......................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ..68 MF: Manual Focusing ................................................

......................................................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ................................................. 138 Card Reminder ............ 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ..................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ....................................................................................................................... 164 8 ............... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 160 k Playing Movies ........................................................ 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ..................................................................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time............... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color......................................................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings.......... 158 b Rotating the Image ............ 113 Focusing Manually........................................................................... 111 Using AF to Focus ....... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ................ 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly...................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ........................................................................................................................... 146 Setting the Flash .............................. 138 Silencing the Beeper .................................. 138 Setting the Image Review Time ....................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ..................................................................................................................................................................... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data .............. 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ........................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings........................................................................................................................................... 139 File Numbering Methods .................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies............. 156 u/y Magnified View ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ......................................

................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ...........................................167 K Protecting Images ....................................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image ..........198 Setting Copyright Information.............................................................................................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).......176 wPrinting................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide.....................................................................................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet .................................................................................................225 Index .................212 System Map ...............190 Custom Function Settings .............................................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ............................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..................................................................................224 Specifications ..............................................................210 Menu Settings ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................218 Error Codes........................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ......................................................................................................204 External Speedlites ....................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ............................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes...............................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ..........................................................................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu ...................170 L Erasing Images ...............................................171 B Shooting Information Display .......................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ..................................................................................

49 (7 Flash Off) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.50. 53.46.108 (A Live View shooting) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .71 (j Self-timer) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.45 .Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p. 62.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.

83.58 (x Playback) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 1) p.68 (S AF point selection) p.156 (H Index display) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.170 (K Image protect) p.53.72 (73.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.171 (L Delete) p.167 (Video OUT) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .72 (76.

Even while the camera is in storage. remove the lens. reflex mirror. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. and focusing screen. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. dry. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. If there is condensation. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. If condensation forms on the camera. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. card and battery from the camera. viewfinder. test all its functions before using it. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. To prevent condensation. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. 12 . Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. do not use the camera. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. For stubborn dirt. This is to avoid damaging the camera. well-ventilated location. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center.

or magnet.. or humid locations. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. In low or high temperatures. dusty. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Store the card in a case. etc. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Do not subject it to excessive force. 13 . Although this is not a malfunction. speakers.99% effective pixels. the camera may become hot. It will return to normal at room temperature. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Do not store the card in hot. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. physical shock. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. Live View shooting. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. or vibration. note the following: Do not drop. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting.01% or less pixels. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. However. are not a malfunction. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. or wet the card. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. bend. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. They do not affect the images recorded.

33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.31) With the card’s label facing you.26) To charge the battery. . Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. Set the power switch to <1>. (p.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. (p. (p. insert it into the slot. see page 29. (p.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. (p. Attach the lens. see page 24.

see “Erasing Images” (p.171). and the camera will focus the subject. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. see page 107. (p.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). the built-in flash will popup automatically. (p. To delete an image.58). (p. Focus the subject.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. 15 . 2 sec. (p. press the <x> button (p. Review the picture. To display the image again. Take the picture. If necessary.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. Press the shutter button halfway. on the LCD monitor. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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33) Zoom position index (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.35) Lens mount index (p.33) 21 .34) Focusing ring (p.33) Zoom ring (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.34) Hood mount (p.33) Contacts (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.13) Lens mount index (p.69.231) Zoom position index (p.69.231) Zoom ring (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.35) Contacts (p.

Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 . Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.

Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.205). Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.

the full-charge lamp will turn green. For safety reasons. 24 . attach the battery securely. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover.10°C / 43°F . recharging in low temperatures (6°C . It takes approx. As shown in the illustration. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. 2 Attach the battery. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. To detach the battery. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. When the battery is fully recharged. follow the above procedure in reverse.

Store the battery with the protective cover attached. If necessary. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. remove the battery. After recharging the battery. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. the battery has reached the end of its service life. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Purchase a new battery. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Even during storage. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. When not using the camera. Doing so can damage the battery charger. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. a small amount of power current is released. 25 . Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet.

Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. the battery Insert the end with contacts. 3 Close the cover. After opening the battery compartment cover.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. To prevent short circuiting. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. the hinge might break. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. 26 . 2 Insert the battery. Otherwise. be careful not to swing it back further. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery.until it snaps shut. Insert the battery until it locks in place. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.

Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.37). just press the shutter button halfway (p. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. 27 .37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. see page 29 to set the date/time. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. Set to this position when not using the camera. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. <1> : The camera turns on. To turn on the camera again. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. the <f> icon might not be displayed. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. Even during the sensor cleaning.139). About Auto Power Off To save battery power.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. [Recording . the LCD monitor will display <f>... This is normal and not a problem. During the sensor cleaning.

Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. x : Battery level is slightly down. 270 shots with 50% flash use. Depending on the lens used. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. n : Battery must be recharged. see page 109.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. 470 shots Approx. no Live View shooting. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. For battery life with Live View shooting. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. 470 shots without flash use and approx. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. 28 . the number of possible shots may be lower. 550 shots Approx. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. • Using the LCD monitor often. but adequate power remains. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery.

Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. 29 . The date/time will be set. If this happens. the [6] tab. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab.) setting. set the date/time again. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. Press the <M> button to display the menu.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. Press then press <0>. the date/time might be reset. Press the <V> key to set the number. the 3 SetPress date and time. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. Under 2 Time]. 1 Display the menu. Be sure to set the correct date/time. then press <0>. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press <0> so <a> is displayed.to select the the <U> key date or time number. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. (Returns to b. then press <0>.

Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). 30 . Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. tab. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. then press <0>. the 3 SetPress desired language.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. then press <0>. The interface language will change. the the <V> key to select language.

31 . image-recording quality. When you set the power switch to <1>. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. etc. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. 3 Close the cover. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. the card. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). 2 Insertshown by the illustration.138). Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. ISO speed.

use a different card. then open the cover. never do any of the following.42). • Removing the battery. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. If the card already contains recorded images. 32 . While the access lamp is lit or blinking. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. Doing so may damage the image data. then close the cover. then let go. being erased. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. The card may then return to normal. It may also damage the card or camera. Pull the card straight out. remove and reinstall the card. Check that “Recording.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. Make sure the access lamp is off. When the access lamp is lit or blinking.140). If the error persists. the 2 Remove pushcard. or data is being transferred. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. • Opening the card slot cover.. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. card.. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Set the power switch to <2>. Gently in the The card will stick out. • Shaking or banging the camera around.

do it in a place with minimal dust. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). When storing the camera without a lens attached.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. 4 Remove the front lens cap. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). lens. 33 . be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. Red index lens. autofocus will not operate.

If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1.) 34 . Image sensor size (22. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. Doing so may cause loss of vision. do not touch the rotating part.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.88 x 0. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.59 in. do it before focusing. then detach it.42 x 0. If you want to zoom.3 x 14.94 in. Turn the lens until it stops.9 mm / 0. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers.6x.

The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder.6 IS lens as an example. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. 35 . picture.5-5. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. The Image Stabilizer will operate.5-5.5-5.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. However. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat.

5. 36 . sold separately) is recommended. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. To maintain a stable stance. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. 3. 2.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 6. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. see page 107. 4. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. place one foot in front of the other.

note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. To prevent camera shake. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. image playback. then slowly press the shutter button completely. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. It can cause blurred pictures. You can press the shutter button halfway. Even during the menu display. 37 . The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). Then you can further press the shutter button completely. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. and image recording.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps.

72). In the Basic Zone modes (except C). 38 . the 2 SetPress desired setting. you can select certain drive modes (p. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. When the shooting settings are displayed. This is called the Quick Control screen. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). the the <S> key to select function to be set. press the <Q> button. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.70) and the imagerecording quality (p.

20) Image-recording quality (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.75) White balance (p.86) AF mode (p.72) Picture Style (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. select the function and press <0>. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).80) Shutter speed (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p. <0> 39 .88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.99) ISO speed (p.70) Metering mode (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.89) Shooting mode* (p.103) Drive mode (p.

etc. <S> cross keys. use the <M> button. While looking at the LCD monitor. date/time. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. and <0> button on the camera back.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . the tabs and menu options displayed will be different.

6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. the setting. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. A list of menu functions is on page 212. 5 SetPress desired set it. <0> to setting.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. item.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting.) The current setting is indicated in blue. then press <0>. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. Press the <M> button to display the menu. tab. 41 . 4 Select the setting.

. Even protected images will be erased. If necessary. then select [OK]. Select [OK]. press <0>. 1 Select [Format]. etc. format the card with the camera. all images and data in the card will be erased. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. then press <0>. the menu will reappear. When the formatting is completed. 2 Format the card. transfer the images to a computer. For low-level formatting. then The card will be formatted. select [Format]. before formatting the card. Under the [5] tab. 42 . When the card is formatted.

The actual data is not completely erased. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. 43 . The card is full with images or data. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. Even in this case. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. A card-related error is displayed (p. When discarding the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. only the file management information is changed. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.224). the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Then format the card with the camera. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow.

If a fluorescent light is nearby.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. the display-off sensor (p. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. menu screen. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. image. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. etc.17. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. In such a case. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. Appears when you press the <x> button. 44 . When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. If this happens. the LCD monitor might turn off. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece.

Ba si cZ one 45 . the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. Also. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. With the Basic Zone modes. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.210). It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.103).

Focus confirmation light picture. and generally the closest object will be focused. the built-in flash will popup automatically. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 46 . If the built-in flash has popped up. At the same time. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. halfway. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. you can push it back down with your fingers. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. If necessary. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. All the AF points will be used to focus. 3 Focus the subject. on the LCD monitor.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. move away from the subject. stand out better. Some lenses have indications such as <40.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. With a zoom lens.8ft>. To make small things appear much larger. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance.25m/0. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. use the telephoto end. If you have a zoom lens. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. 52 . A simple background makes the flower. etc. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. use a macro lens (sold separately). Under low light.. If you are too close to the subject. Move to the subject as close as possible. the built-in flash will fire.

whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Use the center AF point to focus. the beeper will continue beeping softly. approx. During autofocusing. Hold the camera steady and shoot. use the <5> (Sports) mode.) and autofocusing will take effect. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. When you want to take the picture.7 shots per sec. press the shutter button completely. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. If focus cannot be achieved. 53 . If you hold down the shutter button. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. Aim the center AF point over the subject.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. continuous shooting (max. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. 3.

use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. If the self-timer is also used. When using a zoom lens. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Also. Under low light.4 feet from the camera. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken.4 feet from the camera. 54 . the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. use a tripod to prevent camera shake.

A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. 55 . Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the 3 SetPress desired setting. etc. However. * CA stands for Creative Auto. the image-recording quality. the the <S> key to select function to be set. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. depth of field. to select You can <S> key the function (7). 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. see page 56-57. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. picture. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. color tone (Picture Style).C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. For details about each function.

the background will look more blurred. the picture will look darker. the picture will look brighter.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). When flash is used. If you move it toward the right. <D> (Flash on). the background will look more in focus. it will not be applied. If you move it toward the right. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. If you want to blur the background. If you set <b> (Flash off). the background might not look so blurred. 56 . Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49.

you can set it for portraits. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. * By pressing <0>.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. 57 .71. By pressing <0>. or black-and-white photos. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. (p.7 frames per second (fps). and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. (5) Single.204). the set number of shots is taken continuously. landscapes.. continuous. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children.

Each time you press the <B> button. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. see page 155. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. When you press the <x> button.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. press the <Z> key. image. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. 58 . For more details on the playback procedure. the display format will change. the last captured image will be displayed. 1 Playback the image. press the <Y> key.

you can set various functions and be more creative. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. 3 59 . In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. to prevent spoiled shots. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed.

d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 2 Focus the subject. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. 60 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. 4 Take the picture. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. This is called Program AE. Then press the shutter button halfway. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection).

only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. drive mode. decrease the ISO speed. the program shift will be canceled. With <d>. In low light (30" 3. The program can be shifted. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. 61 . the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.5). drive mode. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. You can freely set the AF mode.64). In bright light (4000 22). So under low light. and other functions (p. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. built-in flash.210).64). many functions such the AF mode. In the <d> mode. either increase the ISO speed (p. The functions you can set are limited. as shown in the figure.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. the built-in flash will not fire automatically.62) or use flash (p. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). In very low light or very bright light.62) or use the built-in flash (p. Program shift is not possible with flash. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. After you take the picture. you can change the ISO speed (p.

63). the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .192). You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. With “AUTO” selected. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.194).6400. noise (banding.1600 1600 . When you shoot at high ISO speeds.400 400 . the ISO speed. 62 .) may appear. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. dots of light. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.Fn)] menu.Fn)] menu. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On].Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.6400 (p. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. etc. 1 Press the <Z> button. (9) [ISO speed] will appear.63). In the Basic Zone modes. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.64). the farther the flash range will be (p.

select [ISO Auto]. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. Select the ISO speed.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. 400. the ISO speed will be set within this range. However. then press <0>. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. then press <0>.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. 63 . in the image’s shooting information. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . 800. or 3200. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. 1600. Under the [y] tab. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. 200. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. Therefore. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. When “AUTO” is set. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. As indicated below.

or backlit conditions in daylight.5 / 3.5 / 3. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.5 / 3. picture.31 1 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.5 .5 .5 / 3.6 IS lens 64 .19 / 3.61 1 . While the flash is recycling.5 .49 1 . the flash will fire for the picture.5 .4.13 / 3.7.5 .3. In Creative Zone modes.5 / 3.5 .5.5 1 .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 .11 / 3.11 1 .5 / 3.3. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.9.5 .5 . Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5-5.7.97 1 .15 / 3.5-5.5 .5 / 3.22 1 . 1 Press the <D> button. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.42 / 3. low light.2.12 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.30 / 3. In the <d> mode.21 / 3.24 1 .6.5 . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .69 1 . button halfway.15 1 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.26 / 3.5 / 3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.138 [Approx.5 .34 1 .5 .5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. .17 1 .43 1 .1/200 sec.5 .86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.

By increasing the ISO speed.]. the picture will be taken. 65 . select [Red-eye reduc. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. Then when you press the shutter button completely. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. then press <0>. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. increase the ISO speed. when you press the shutter button halfway. For best results. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. when the room is well lit. In bright light. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away.3 feet away from the subject. Select [Enable]. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. or when you go closer to the subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. Under the [1] tab. For important shots. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. decrease the ISO speed. then press <0>. take the picture after this display turns off. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. decrease the ISO speed. you can extend the flash range. For flash photography.

to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the focus will be locked. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. With evaluative metering (p. In the Basic Zone modes. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the camera will focus only once. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. 66 . 2 Press mode] will appear. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. You can then recompose the shot if desired. 4 Focus the subject. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. then press <0>. 1 On the lens.86). and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. the <ZE> button.

the beeper will sound softly.202). However. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. if the subject starts moving. the subject will be focused continuously. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. 67 . a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. With AI Servo AF. Also. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. During autofocusing.68) is automatic. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. When the AF point selection (p. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. If this occurs. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.

you can select one AF point to focus where you want. 2 Select the AF point. When all AF points light up. Generally. Therefore. and <a> modes.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. <s>. 68 . the subject. automatic AF point selection will be set. all the AF points are active.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. While looking at the viewfinder. With the <d> (Program AE). 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. <f>. 1 Press the <S> button. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder.

use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. with a fast lens from f/1.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. the beeper sounds.0 to f/2. First use the center AF point to focus. select and use the center AF point. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. If you focus the eyes first. 69 .8. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. 2 Focus the subject. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. If it is difficult to focus. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Also.

• For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Flash can also be used. 70 . • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. Press the <U> then press <0>. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. In AI Servo AF mode. 2 Select <i>. Since the flash will require recycling time. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. 1 Press the <YiQ> button.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3.193) is set to [2: Strong]. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. 3 Take the picture. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. key to select <i>.7 shots per sec.

204) l: 2-sec. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. then press the shutter button completely. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. 3 Take the picture. press the <YiQ> button. With <q>. attach the eyepiece cover (p.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button.106) q: 10-sec. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. it may throw off the exposure. focus the subject. 71 . Look through the viewfinder. Two seconds before the picture is taken. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. self-timer The remote control can also be used. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. self-timerN (p.58). You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. beeper. After taking self-timer shots. (p. 2 Select the self-timer. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. Q: 10-sec. then press <0>.205). use focus lock (p. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.

Under the [1] tab.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. Select the desired quality. ISO 100.2 1. 1 Select [Quality]. 2 Selectyour reference. 17.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. select [Quality]. card brand. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).5 megapixels (4. 8. then press <0>.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6.1 24. number of possible shots.2 3. 17. 4.5M) Approx.5+6. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed.0.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. 72 .9 megapixels (18M) Approx. ISO speed.4 1. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. 8. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. or 4.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. Custom Functions. [Quality] will appear. and Standard Picture Style.5 megapixels) and the image quality. 17. * The file size.4 3.9.5 24. then press <0>. the image-recording quality. and other settings.7 2. image size in pixels (****x****).

9.8x3. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. it might be fewer than indicated. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.0x5. 73 . 1.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.7x8. or 1+73 is recommended. If 8 is selected. but more images can be saved to the card.8x10cm/5.7x21cm/ 1 83. If A3 (42x29. For details. 11.8x12. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.5x11. the image quality will be slightly lower. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.0in. Depending on the shooting conditions. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. Or.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . 14. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. the 7 image has higher image quality. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.7cm/7. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. Other than 1.3in.7in.) you want to crop the image.7cm/16.9in. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. Even with the same number of pixels. 83 A4 (29.

Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. 74 . 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. CR2 0001 .JPG for JPEG and .) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). (Noise may be noticeable in the images. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. JPG File extension 1. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. Using the provided software is recommended.CR2 for RAW). Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension .

75 . you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. and very sharp and crisp images. By changing the [Color tone] (p. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. Effective for impressive landscapes. then press <0>. and crisp.92). Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. [Picture Style] will appear. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. 1 Press the <XA> button. you can adjust the skin tone. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. The image looks softer. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. picture. Effective for close-ups of women or children. sharp. Picture Style.

When [Monochrome] is selected. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. Other than with 1. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. [Landscape].91). the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. W User Def. For natural colors and subdued images. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. The image is dull and subdued. and adjust it as desired (p. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. 76 . When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K.. a Picture Style file. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. etc. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.

aperture setting. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. Except for <8>. 77 . The second half of this chapter. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial.

the viewfinder displays only the denominator. and “15"” is 15 sec. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. * <s> stands for Time value. the desired shutter speed.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. Also. picture. “0"5” indicates 0. However.5 sec. 78 .

to 1/500 sec. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. If the exposure will be too bright. 79 . Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. If this happens. If you use a telephoto lens. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). to 1/30 sec. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. to 30 sec. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. or slower. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If the exposure will be too dark. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. If this happens.

Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. picture.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. If no lens is attached to the camera. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus).f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. the desired aperture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. 80 . Aperture Display The higher the f-number. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. the smaller the aperture opening will be.

the “4000” (1/4000 sec. Under low light. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. In such cases.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). but also the lens and subject distance. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. 81 . turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. On the other hand. And the closer the subject. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. If this happens. If the picture will be too dark. If this happens.) shutter speed display will blink. the “30"” (30 sec. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. the narrower the depth of field. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. If the picture will be too bright. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower.) shutter speed display will blink. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder.

speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec.30 sec.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.192). The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure).112). and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. In low light. to suit the scene’s brightness. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. (fixed)] (p. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. If you are handholding the camera. 82 . The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. . Using a tripod is recommended.

You can decide which exposure level to set.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. To set the shutter speed. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. * <a> stands for Manual. turn the <6> dial. 83 . 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. To set the aperture. the exposure level mark will move. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. With flash. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. to 1/30 sec. or to bulb. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set.

the image might look a little grainy. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. For bulb exposures. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp.204) for bulb exposures.204. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. later. It can be used to photograph fireworks. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. p. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. 205) is recommended. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.193). 84 . etc.

Decrease the ISO speed. I want to use flash. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. 3 Take the picture. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. Flash can be used. The desired depth of field will not be obtained.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. Increase the ISO speed. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. 85 . If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. Use a tripod to steady the camera. A slow shutter speed has been set. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. it means that the subject is too dark. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. The exposure is correct. however. it means that the subject is too bright. the subject.

etc. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. the 2 SetPress metering mode.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. This metering mode is for advanced users.select the the <U> key to metering mode. Under the [2] tab. 1 Select [Metering mode]. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. select [Metering mode]. Normally. This metering mode is for advanced users. then press <0>. evaluative metering is recommended. then press <0>. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. 86 . The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure.

Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. 87 . (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder./AEB] on page 89. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. After taking the picture. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. comp.

press the <Q> button (p. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. To make the flash exposure brighter. After taking the picture. turn the <6> dial to the left. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. Select [Flash exp.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker.149).38). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. comp] (p. turn the <6> dial to the right. Press the [Flash exposure comp.<S> key to select [y*].103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 88 . 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount.89). do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. With the shooting settings displayed.] will be displayed at the bottom. setting] option. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. 2 Select [y]. comp. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo./ AEB] menu (p.

and increased exposure./AEB]. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. comp. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). 89 . 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. then press <0>. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. select [Expo. You can then choose the best exposure. Press <0> to set it./AEB]. decreased exposure. Under the [2] tab. the AEB amount. comp. AEB amount picture. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. When you press the shutter button halfway.

Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. etc. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. With <q> set. 90 . If <i> continuous shooting (p. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. AEB will be applied. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. you can take three continuous shots. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. and increased exposure. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. flash recycling is complete.57).103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. and increased exposure. decreased exposure. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). Using AEB with exposure compensation. decreased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display.

then press <0>. <B> button. To customize [Monochrome]. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. then press <0>.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. 91 . parameter. the 4 SetPress parameter.then press the Select Style. The Detail set.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. select [Picture Style]. To see the resulting effects. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. see page 93. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. screen will appear. take test shots. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. Under the [2] tab. 1 Select [Picture Style]. then press <0>.

The closer it is to G. The closer it is to G. set it toward the minus end. the redder the skin tone will look. set it toward the minus end. the crisper the image will look. The closer it is to H.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. To decrease the color saturation. The closer it is to H. the sharper the image will look. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to H. set it toward the F end. By selecting [Default set. To make it less sharp. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. the softer the image will look. set it toward the E end. To make the skin tone redder. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. To make it sharper. To increase the contrast. To make the skin tone less red. the blander the image will look. To decrease the contrast. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To increase the color saturation. The closer it is to E. the more diluted the colors will look. 92 . The closer it is to F. the bolder the colors will look. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode.] in step 3. set it toward the plus end.

Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. and the white clouds will look crisper. Skin tones and lips will look fine. The blue sky will look quite dark. 93 . you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The sunset will look more brilliant. It can make the image look more impressive. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. you can create a monochrome image in that color. The blue sky will look more natural. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The blue sky will look slightly darker. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.

3 Press <0>. select the Picture Style here. The Detail set.]. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 3]. select [Picture Style]. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.*]. <B> button. Under the [2] tab. 2]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. 94 . 1]. Style. [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. Style] selected.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. press With [Picture <0>. then press the Select [User Def. 1 Select [Picture Style]. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. then press <0>. or [User Def. then press <0>. 2 Select [User Def. screen will appear.

*]. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. *].144). 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. For details. all the [User Def. then press <0>.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *] settings will revert to the default. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. 95 . If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. *] and then shoot. *] will be displayed in blue. then press <0>. the 6 SetPress parameter. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter.

For normal shooting. 96 . With this camera. select [Color space]. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. Adobe RGB. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). and Design rule for Camera File System 2. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. In Basic Zone modes.21). then [sRGB] press <0>. the color space.0 (Exif 2. sRGB is recommended.0 (Exif 2.21). If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. The ICC profile is not appended. then press <0>. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. 1 Select [Color space]. Under the [2] tab. sRGB is set automatically. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.

(0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. This is called AE lock. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. and take picture. 1 Focus the subject. Press the shutter button halfway. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. 97 .A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. button.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. then recompose and take the shot. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. it locks the current auto exposure setting. The exposure setting will be displayed. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. Each time you press the <A> button. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. It is effective for backlit subjects. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>.86) AF Point Selection Method (p.

In the viewfinder. 98 . (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. then press the <A> button. the <D> icon will blink. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. <A> button. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. * FE stands for Flash Exposure.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Each time you press the <A> button. The flash is fired to take the picture. 4 Take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite.

B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. <Q> will be set automatically. The plain. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. In Basic Zone modes. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. Spot metering circle 99 . ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. Normally. [White appear. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. then press <0>. You can set any white balance. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. 2 Select the white balance. white object should fill the spot metering circle. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. 1 Photograph a white object. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. The “Approx. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance.

then press <0>.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. 4 Select the custom white balance. If you do step 3. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. On the dialog screen which appears. then press <0>. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. a correct white balance might not be obtained.76). data. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. 2 Select [Custom tab. select [OK] and the data will be imported. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. When the menu reappears. Instead of a white object. it cannot be selected in step 3. Press the <WB> button. 100 . 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select <O>. press the <M> button to exit the menu. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.

Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. G1 101 . select [WB Shift/ BKT]. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu.) Sample setting: A2. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. On the upper right. the correction. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. Under the [2] tab.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. M is magenta. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. A is amber. B is for blue. During the white balance correction. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. then press <0>. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. and G is green. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter.

“BKT” stands for Bracketing. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Standard white balance. On the right. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. Magenta (M) bias. 2. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. the card will take longer to record the shot. 2.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. In step 2 for white balance correction. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Set the white balance bracketing amount. and 3. or 1. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. During WB bracketing. Green (G) bias. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Since three images are recorded for one shot. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. Blue (B) bias. 102 . and 3. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Amber (A) bias. when you turn the <6> dial. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Standard white balance. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings.

then press <0>. noise might increase. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). Under the [2] tab. the image might still come out bright. [Standard] is set automatically. then press <0>. 103 . the correction is done when the image is captured. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. For RAW images.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. If you want a darker exposure. In Basic Zone modes. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. the setting. set this to [Disable] first. With JPEG images. The default setting is [Standard]. 3 Take the picture. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. flash exposure compensation. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary.

For RAW images. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. the four corners of the picture might look darker. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). correct. then press <0>. select [Peripheral illumin. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. correct.]. 3 Take the picture.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. then press <0>. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. the correction is done when the image is captured. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. screen. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin.]. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. With JPEG images. The default setting is [Enable]. Under the [1] tab.

see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. Depending on shooting conditions. With EOS Utility (provided software). For JPEG images already captured.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. if you select [Enable]. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. The higher the ISO speed. noise might appear on the image periphery. 105 . the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. the lower the correction amount will be. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. the correction amount will be lower. 25 lenses. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. For details. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. When using a non-Canon lens. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. If the lens does not have distance information. In step 2. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied.

In such cases. the mirror locks up. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. but no picture will be taken. it will go back down automatically. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. The mirror will swing up.195). Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. 106 . there will be a shutter-release sound. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. delay. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. later. single shooting will take effect. When you press the shutter button completely. 1 Focus the subject. mirror lockup is effective. press the shutter button completely. press the transmit button. Do not point the camera toward the sun.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. later. Remote control shooting. then the picture is taken 2 sec. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up.

This is called “Live View shooting. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. camera shake can cause blurred images. 107 . If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. For details.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. Using a tripod is recommended.

focus manual focus (p. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. Press the <A> button.113-120). picture. The image’s field of view is approx. with AF or Before shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. 108 . After the image review ends. 2 Focus the subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. 100%. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting.

1 hr. but only one shot will be taken. 109 . there will be two shutter sounds. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. do not point the lens toward the sun. During Live View shooting. 30 min.] to [Enable]. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. set [Live View shoot. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. When flash is used. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8).

it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. 110 .or bright-light conditions. the information display will change. However. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. If <g> is blinking. If flash is used or bulb is set.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.

2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. When <f> is selected. the AF points will also be displayed. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. In Creative Zone modes. function and set it. you can also set the white balance. drive mode.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. 1 Press the <Q> button. Picture Style. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 111 . and AF mode. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom.

]. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. In Creative Zone modes.113). During continuous shooting. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. 169). The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. [u Live mode] (p. [6 Sensor cleaning]. the Live View shooting will be terminated. or [Quick mode] (p. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. 112 . AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. p. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. or [7 Firmware Ver. [7 Clear settings]. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. you can display grid lines. If you select [y Dust Delete Data].167.118).139).204) for Live View shooting.114). Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). (camera power remains on). Even while the Live View image is displayed.

you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. magnify the image.114). While the Live View image is displayed. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus.118). 113 . set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Select the AF mode. Press the <A> button. [u Live mode] (face detection. To return the AF point to the center. and focus manually (p. select [AF mode]. press the <L> button. and [Quick mode] (p.120). The AF point < > will appear. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). AF point 2 Move the AF point. 1 Display the Live View image. If you want to achieve precise focus. Also. Under [6 Live View function settings]. p.

When focus is achieved. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.Using AF to Focus the subject. <q> will be displayed. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.108). When a face is detected. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. picture. Press the <A> button. the AF point will turn orange. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 1 Display the Live View image. human faces are detected and focused. If multiple faces are detected. If focus is not achieved. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. 114 . Have the target person face the camera.

Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. When focus is achieved. the AF point will turn orange. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. titled horizontally or diagonally. 115 . picture. the <p> will be grayed out. When you press the <L> button.108). turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. too bright or too dark. If focus is not achieved. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. or partially hidden. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. face detection will not be possible.113). 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. If a face cannot be detected. If the focus is way off.

If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. If this happens. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. then take the picture. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. 116 . If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. the image will be magnified at the AF point. Even when focus has been achieved. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. In the u Live mode. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. the focus might be off. return to the normal view and autofocus.

Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Subjects strongly reflecting light. A special effects filter is used. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. 117 . Night scenes or points of light.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Extremely small subjects. Subjects at the edge of the picture. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. color. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Subjects in low light. flat surfaces. Under a light source whose brightness. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. or pattern keeps changing.

66).Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. Press the <A> button. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.<Q> button. 118 . The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. Although you can focus the target area quickly. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear.

3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. The Live View image will turn off. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. and AF will be executed.108). the reflex mirror will go back down. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. 119 . The AF point used to focus will light in red. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure.Using AF to Focus the subject. When focus is achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. picture.

2 Move the magnifying frame. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. After achieving focus.the magnified image. picture. 120 . press the <L> button.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. the image. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus.108). 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Each time you press the <u> button. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. To return the magnifying frame to the center. 3 Magnifythe <u> button.

However. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. If you then continue with Live View shooting. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. the image quality might degrade. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. If you point the camera in a different direction. In low light. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. If the light source within the image changes. If this happens. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. However. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. 121 . When you magnify the image. the screen might flicker. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. such as the sun. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting.

Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used.) may appear. dots of light. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. Before taking a long exposure. noise (banding. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. This is to prevent image degradation. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. If you take the picture during magnified view. the image will be captured in the normal view. 122 . the exposure might not come out as desired. etc. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red.191). stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. During the magnified view.

To check the card’s read/write speed. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). The movie recording format will be MOV. the movie might not playback properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. the movie might not be recorded properly. 123 .Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies.

k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p.167. During movie shooting. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. While the movie is being shot. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. 3 Shooting the movie. press <A> again. 2 Focus the subject. To stop movie shooting.113-120). 169). autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. The reflex mirror will make a sound. 124 . When you press the shutter button halfway. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. do not point the lens toward the sun. If necessary. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.movie.

20 min. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. 125 . AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. size] setting (p. bottom. and aperture are set automatically. you can set the exposure compensation. 1 hr. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. 1 hr. left. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. 40 min.16). the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. shutter speed. The ISO speed.. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.131). To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. press the <S> button.5mm dia. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.16). With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.97). and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. the top.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.126) on the screen’s bottom left. If you use Movie crop. During movie shooting. At 0°C/32°F: Approx.

Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the information display will change. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. When movie shooting starts.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. 126 .

1/30 sec. turn the <6> dial. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. The reflex mirror will make a sound.6400 127 .[Movie Under the [o] tab. the speed. then press <0>. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. and ISO speed for movie shooting. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed.1/60 sec. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. aperture. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 .k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. Select [Manual]. 3 Select [Manual]. . . select exposure]. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To set the aperture. then press <0>. To set the shutter speed.

128 .124). Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. the movie image might flicker. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. is recommended. The faster the shutter speed. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. the shooting mode. due to the drive of the lens aperture. With manual exposure shooting. and aperture will not be displayed. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. With Auto ISO. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. shutter speed. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes.173). 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. to 1/125 sec. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. will be recorded.

1 sec. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card.

The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. movierecording size. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. When <f> is selected. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 1 Press the <Q> button. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. function and set it. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. the AF points will also be displayed. 130 . Auto Lighting Optimizer. Picture Style. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. and AF mode. image-recording quality (for still photos).Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here.

Still photos cannot be taken.). the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Korea. China.).Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Mexico. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. Also. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. etc. in [Live mode]. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Russia. 131 . Australia. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. : Standard-definition recording quality. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. etc. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Japan. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America.

49 min. AF during k When [Enable] is set. If you autofocus during movie shooting. 49 min. AF is possible during movie shooting. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. press the <A> button. 39 min. You can select [Live mode]. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). AF will be executed in Live mode. 300. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 12 min. and approx. [u Live mode].) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. 330 MB/min. (A new movie file starts being recorded. or [Quick mode]. 59 sec. However. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080].000 pixels at [640x480]. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 1 hr.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. To start movie shooting again. continuous autofocusing is not possible. you can extract a still image from the movie. 165 MB/min. 24 min. 330 MB/min. 132 . approx.

Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. For AF. press the <w> button. • AF/AF lock. Press the <w> button for AE lock. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. For AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. 133 . p. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. press the <w> button. While holding down the <w> button. • AE/AF. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). AE lock is not possible. AE lock is not possible.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. then press the transmit button. still photo shooting will take effect.204) to start and stop the movie shooting.

If [Enable] is set.6400. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone.5mm dia. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. highlight detail will be improved.127). Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. shutter speed. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On].16).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. 134 . you can display grid lines. and aperture for movie shooting (p. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. set this option to [Auto]. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.

These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. you should set the IS switch to <2>. If the indicator becomes full. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. the movie shooting might stop. 135 . If you use a card having a slow writing speed. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. If you take still photos during movie shooting. the faster the indicator will climb upward.126) will be displayed in red. If the card has a fast writing speed. The slower the card. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. First.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>.

169) and shoot a movie. the sound will be properly recorded. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. the movie shooting will stop automatically.167. However. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. turn off the camera. the image quality may be degraded. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720].Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. If this happens. The image quality of movies is not affected. 136 . However. When not shooting.

143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.153) 7 137 .151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.138) Card Reminder (p.

Under the [1] tab. 138 . If [Off] is set. During the image review. then press <0>. then press <0>. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. then press <0>. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. Under the [1] tab. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. select [Release shutter without card]. the image display will end. then press <0>. select [Beep]. and you cannot release the shutter. Select [Disable]. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. Select the desired review time.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. If [Hold] is set. Select [Disable]. select [Image review].

you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. select [LCD brightness]. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. When checking the exposure of an image. 139 . then press <0>. then press <0>. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. If [Off] has been set. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power.. Under the [6] tab. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. then press <0>. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. Under the [5] tab. select [Auto power off]. Select the desired power-off time. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. press the <B> button. With the adjustment screen displayed. You can set this auto power-off time. To turn on the LCD monitor again.

If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. Under the [5] tab. If you want to use continuous file numbering. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. You can change how the file number is assigned. Select one. Even after you replace the card. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. then press <0>. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. then press <0>. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. The available settings are described below. select [File numbering].JPG.

Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. you should use a newly-formatted card. After the manual reset. To restart the file numbering from 0001. “. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. the file name will start with “IMG_”. For both JPEG and RAW images. the file numbering restarts from 0001. for example. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. MOV” for movies. Each time you replace the card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. Replace it with a new card.CR2” for RAW images. 999 reaches 9999. When you reset the file numbering manually. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. 141 . and “. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.JPG” for JPEG images. If the file number in folder No. The extension will be “. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001.

but the image does not rotate during playback. On the camera’s LCD monitor. the image might not rotate for playback. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. Select one. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. then playback the image. then press <0>. Set [OnPD]. Also. The setting of this feature can be changed. 142 . [OnPD] is set. In such a case. then press <0>. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. It will be rotated.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. The available settings are described below. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. Under the [5] tab. select [Auto rotate]. Use the software provided with the camera instead.

96) WB correction (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.150) 143 .101)/ WB bracketing (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.102) Live View shooting (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the settings. While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.107) Red-eye reduction (p.29) Beeper (p.146) Date/Time (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.138) Auto power off (p.

1 Select [Clear settings]. 3 Select [OK].Fn)]. then press <0>. (C. Select [OK]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. select [Clear settings]. select [Clear all camera settings]. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. then press <0>. select [Clear all Custom Func.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. Under the [7] tab. then press <0>. 144 . desired setting. then press <0>.

On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec.

select [Screen color]. Under the [5] tab. 146 . the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. Select [Screen color]. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. then press <0>. Select the desired color. When you exit the menu. select [LCD auto off]. Under the [5] tab. Select [LCD auto off].

3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. then press <0>. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. Select [Flash control]. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. set this to [Enable]. setting] or [External flash func. Select [Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. setting] and [External flash func. [Built-in flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. setting]. The flash functions will be displayed. If [Disable] is set. Under the [1] tab. The functions displayed under [External flash func. select [Flash control]. setting] The [Built-in flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. The flash control screen will appear. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. 147 . [Flash firing] Normally.

When this is combined with a slow sync speed. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. This is for advanced users. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual.]. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. you can also set [Hi-speed]. With 2nd curtain sync. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. Normally. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. and [Wireless set. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. 148 . Shutter sync. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. If an external Speedlite is attached. and once immediately before the exposure ends. For details. [Zoom]. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). setting] and [External flash func. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts.. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. If [2nd curtain] is set. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. However. * For other flash modes.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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3 Manual Sensor CleaningN
Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is turned off. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. A brush can scratch the sensor. 154 . If the power is cut off. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. • Opening the battery compartment cover. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. • Opening the card slot cover. • Setting the power switch to <2>. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. Clean the sensor with care. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. never do any of the following.

155 . 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies.

2 Switch to the indexbutton. 4 images and one image displayed. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. When you press the <x> button. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. 3 Select the image.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 156 . Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. display. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. the last captured image will be displayed. 1 Playback the image.

then press <0>. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. turn the <6> dial. select [Date]. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. To change the jump method. On the single-image display. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. On the bottom right. press the <V> key.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. by jumping. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. the jump method and current image location are indicated. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. 1 Select the jump method. select either one to display only movies or stills. 157 .

To exit the magnified display. If you hold down the <u> button. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. Magnified area position around image. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. If you hold down the button. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. 158 . press the <u> button. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. During image playback. A movie cannot be magnified. The image will be magnified. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. 1 Magnify the image.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor.

3 Rotate the image.142) before taking vertical shots. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. repeat steps 2 and 3. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. A movie cannot be rotated.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. You can also select an image on the index display. Under the [3] tab. press the <M> button. select [Rotate]. then press <0>. 1 Select [Rotate]. you need not rotate the image as described above. 2 Select the image. 159 . <0>. To exit and return to the menu.

Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Playback on a TV set (p. 160 . Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV.167. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot.k Enjoying Movies Basically. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera.

k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). inquire the software maker. see the PDF file instruction manual. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. 161 . For smooth movie playback. use a high-performance personal computer. For details on commercially-available software. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser.

4 Playback[7] (Play). the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. As movies cannot be played on the index display. Select The movie will start playing. During the index display. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. see the next page. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. Press the <x> button to display the image. With the single-image display. movie. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. then press <0>. <0>. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. 162 . Speaker the movie. press On <0>. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. 3 Pressthe single-image display. For more details on the playback procedure. During movie playback.

Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. 2 hr. 30 min. it will fast forward the movie. Displays the editing screen (p.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.167. a single previous frame is displayed. during the movie playback. If you hold down <0>. Each time you press <0>. During the single-image display. it will rewind the movie. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. 169) to playback a movie. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. Displays the movie’s first frame. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. Displays the movie’s last frame. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.173).) 163 . 1 sec. the still photo will be displayed for approx. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. Each time you press <0>. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. the movie will play frame-byframe. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. If you hold down <0>.164). If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.

go back to step 2. increments (position indicated by [X]). Since the editing is done in 1-sec. movie. The editing screen will be displayed. then press <0>. then press <0>. press <0>. To cancel the editing. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. To save it as a new movie. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). 4 Save the[W]. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. If the card does not have enough room. [New file] will not be selectable. 164 . The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. After deciding which part to edit out. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. Select The save screen will appear. be edited out. increments.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. select [New file]. To change the editing. select [Overwrite]. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. 1 On the movie playback screen. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). select [X]. Then press <0>. select [2] and press <0>. 3 Check the edited movie.

The [Select date] screen will appear. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. then press <0>. Then press <0>. Only the movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . 1 Select [Slide show]. If you selected [iDate]. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the date. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. select [Slide show]. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted.

During auto playback. After [Loading image. auto power off will not take effect. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. Press then press <0>. 5 Quit the slide show. During pause. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. 169. the key to select [Set up]. then press the <M> button. press the <M> button. 166 . you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. see pages 167. To pause the slide show. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. then press <0>. During movie playback. During pause. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. For still photos. you can press the <U> key to view another image. The display time may vary depending on the image.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. the slide show will start. To view the slide show on a TV set. press <0>. During the slide show.] is displayed...

5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. button. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. To playback movies. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. you can change the display format. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. see page 162.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. * Depending on the TV set. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. insert it into the <D> terminal. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. 167 . turn off the camera and television. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. By pressing the <B> button. part of the image displayed might be cut off. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal.

For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. image. Press the / button to select an option. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. The menu will appear. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. In such a case. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. Doing so may cause a malfunction. 168 . The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. then press <0>. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Then press the Enter button. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. then press the Enter button. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. Under the [4] tab. then press the Enter button. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. For a slide show. When you press the camera’s <x> button. Select [Enable]. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. then press <0>.

Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. see page 162. Certain TV sets. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. and use the camera to control the playback operation. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. the images will not be displayed properly. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. In such a case. button. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. 169 .Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. may not operate properly. see the TV set’s instruction manual. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. For details.) To playback movies. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal.

If you erase all the images (p. then press <0>. If you format the card (p. press the <M> button. The <K> icon will disappear. To cancel the image protection. When an image is protected. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. Image protect icon protect it. the protected images will also be erased. The menu will reappear. Under the [3] tab.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. 170 . then press <0>.42). The protect setting screen will appear. 1 Select [Protect images]. press <0> again. To erase a protected image. only the protected images will remain. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. To protect another image. Once an image is protected. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. repeat step 2. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. you must first cancel the protection. To exit the image protection.172). select [Protect images].

2 Press the <L> button. it cannot be recovered. then press <0>. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. then image displayed will be erased.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. you can erase multiple images at one time. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. Once an image is erased. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. select [Erase images]. 171 . 1 Select [Erase images]. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. 3 Erase the image. protect them. press <0>. Protected images (p. Under the [3] tab. The Select [Erase]. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen.170) will not be erased. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased.

The images will be displayed. To erase other images. to be erased. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. repeat step 3. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. To also erase protected images. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].42). Press the <L> button.L Erasing Images images]. To display the three-image display. To return to the single-image display. format the card (p. then press <0>. press the <I> button. all the images in the card will be erased. 172 . Select [OK]. press the <u> button. 4 Erase the images. The selected images will be erased.

* For still photos taken during movie shooting display.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. recording size <A/B/C>. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. <G> will be displayed. * For movie files. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. the 73 file size is displayed. 173 . Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. you can switch the shooting information display. recording format <D>. the movie icon <k/ >.

while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The more pixels there are toward the left. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the brighter and denser the color. the highlight detail will be lost. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. the shadow detail will be lost. the darker the image. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. the color will be too saturated with no detail. And if there are too many pixels on the right. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. And the more pixels there are toward the right. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. 174 . If there are too many pixels on the left. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. and blue). the respective color information will be lacking. green. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. the darker and less prominent the color. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. the brighter the image.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. If there are too many pixels on the left. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right).

9 175 . Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection.Printing Images Printing (p. etc. quantity to print. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.

To connect to the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 4 Turn on the printer. up the printer. 2 SetFor details.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Some printers may make a beeping sound. 176 .

Press <0>. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. printing up to approx. For direct printing. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. it indicates a problem with the printer. 2. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. Before disconnecting the cable.184). 6 Playback thex> button.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. select [Print]. make sure it is fully charged. first turn off the camera and printer. With a fully-charged battery. Press the <x> button to playback the image. Press the < The image will appear. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. 3. On the print setting screen. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. To find out what’s wrong. 177 . Movies cannot be printed. do the following: 1. 4 hours is possible.

and layout. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off.180). For details. Starts the printing. type. 0 2 Press <print>. Sets the paper size.then press Select [Paper settings]. * Depending on the printer. Returns to the screen in step 1. type. see the printer’s instruction manual. Some settings might not be available.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. 178 . Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed.183). The paper settings screen will appear. <0>. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. 3 Select [Paper settings]. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. and layout you have set are displayed. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.setting screen will appear. The paper size. Sets the quantity to be printed.

. shutter speed. * From the Exif data. etc. 9. 179 . the camera name. then press <0>. Option to print 2. On A4 or Letter size paper. 8. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. will be imprinted. ISO speed. lens name. 4. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. or 20 images on one sheet. The paper type screen will appear. exposure compensation amount. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. shooting mode. 16. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. The print will have no borders. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. The page layout screen will appear. then press <0>. The print setting screen will reappear. white balance. the print will have borders.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. aperture.185) will be printed. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. then press <0>. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted.

* When you change the printing effects. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.need not set necessary. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. No automatic correction will be applied.182). Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. bluish blacks. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Select the desired printing effect. then press <0>. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. If you any printing effects.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. The image noise is reduced before printing. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). For details. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. see the printer’s instruction manual. Prints in black-and-white with cool. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. then press <0>. However. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. go to step 5. yellowish blacks. 180 .” The printing will differ depending on the printer.

then press <0>. then select [OK]. then press <0>. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. Set as necessary. the number of copies will always be 1. all the settings will revert to the default. then press <0>. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. To stop the printing. With Easy printing. 181 . Set the number of copies. 7 Start printing. Select [Print]. then press <0>.183) will not be applied.183) has been applied. necessary. With Easy printing. Just select the image and press the <l> button.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. you can print another image using the same settings. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. If image tilt correction (p. it may take longer to print the image. Set as desired. (You cannot set the number of copies. Select <I>. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed.) Also.144). Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. Select <R>. any trimming (p. then press <0>.

]. [Saturation]. When you select [Detail set.] effects will not show on the screen. and G is green. and [Color balance]. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. When [On] is set. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. With the Adjust levels screen displayed.255). you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. A is amber. 182 . press the <B> button. M is magenta. the face will be brightened for printing. Red-eye corr. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. To adjust the [Color balance]. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr.127) or highlight level (128 . Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. You can then adjust the printing effect. If you select [Clear all]. select the printing effect. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. use the <S> keys. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. B is for blue. When [On] is set. you can adjust the [Contrast]. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. [Color tone]. the red eye will be corrected for printing.

3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. Do the trimming right before printing. 183 .wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. the size of the trimming frame will change. 2 Set the trimming frame size. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. and aspect ratio. you may have to set the trimming again. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. The print setting screen will reappear. select [Trimming]. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. The smaller the trimming frame. When you adjust the image tilt. position. 1 On the print setting screen. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen.5-degree increments. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area.

resume printing. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. 184 . For details on resuming the printing. no paper.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. After fixing the problem. see the printer’s instruction manual. The smaller you make the trimming frame. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. Press <0> to stop printing. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. etc. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. If you look at the image on a TV screen. For details on how to fix a printing problem. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. and check the waste ink tank.wPrinting Depending on the printer. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. the grainier the picture will look on the print. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. While trimming the image. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing.

and [File No. Select the desired setting. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. 2 Select [Set up]. Select the option to be set. then press <0>. the option as desired. [Date]. then press <0>.] 185 . and file No. imprinting. then press <0>. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. select [Print order]. [Print type] [Date] [File No.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type.]. (They cannot be set individually for each image. Select [Set up].) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. date imprinting. Under the [3] tab. then press <0>.

both the [Date] and [File No. When printing with DPOF. The print order screen will reappear. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. select [Sel. [On] imprints the file No. the print order may not be possible. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. depending on the image type.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. the date or file No. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. If this happens with your printer. Even if [Date] and [File No. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time.] are set to [On]. Next. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Press the <7> button. 4 Exit the setting. With [Index] prints. on the print. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Also. 186 . Prints both the standard and index prints.

To return to the single-image display. Even if you select “All image”. After completing the print order. 187 . all the images might not be printed.Image Select and order images one by one. If you select [Clear all on card]. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. press the <I> button. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. To display the three-image display. When using a PictBridge printer. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. press the <u> button. If you specify more than this. print no more than 400 images for one print order. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print.

Before printing. 188 . the card’s remaining capacity was low. 3 Select [Print]. (p. Depending on the printer. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. If a problem occurs during printing. 5 Select [OK]. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. If [Bordered] is set. • When you set the index. Under [Adjust levels].178) Set the printing effects (p. See page 176. [Manual] cannot be selected. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. select [Print order]. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. see page 184. select [Resume]. be sure to set the paper size. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. certain printers might imprint the date on the border.180) if necessary. 1 Prepare to print.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. 2 Under the [3] tab. you can easily print images with DPOF. • When you paused the printing.

Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. You can do it with Custom Functions.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .

. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. then press <0>. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.144). then press <0>. select [Clear all Custom Func.Fn)]. Custom Function No. 190 . Press the <U> the Custom Function No. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. At the bottom of the screen. (C. Under the [7] tab. select [Custom Functions (C. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. Press to select the setting (number). Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. then press <0>.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p.Fn)]. 4 Exit the the <M> button. setting.

196 p.193 p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.194 k k k C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.) 191 . (Settings are disabled.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p. C.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting. speed in Av mode p.194 p.195 p.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.195 k C.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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3 Custom Function SettingsN C. To verify whether the image is original. 197 . the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. the <L> icon will appear.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically.173). When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.

You can register up to six items in My Menu. press the <V> key to change the order. then press <0>. 198 . 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. On the confirmation dialog. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. select [My Menu settings]. Then press <0>. then press <0>. the desired items. press the <M> button. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. With [z] displayed. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. To return to the screen in step 2. Menu]. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. Under the [9] tab. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. then Select press <0>. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. then Select [Register to My press <0>.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item.

press the After <M> button to exit. then press <0>. 1 Select [Copyright information]. option. 4 Exit theentering the text. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. select [Copyright information].“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 199 . 3 Enter text. The text entry screen will appear.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. setting. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. Select [Display copyright info.] to check the copyright information currently set. it will be appended to the image as Exif information.

Exiting After completing the text entry. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. then press <0> to enter it. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Entering text In the bottom area. 200 . press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. press the <S> key to select a character. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor.

11 201 . The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. system accessories.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. etc.

AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). etc. For details. see the Extender’s instruction manual. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. solid-color walls. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.48). etc. etc. 202 .) In such cases.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. computer keyboards.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. see page 117. etc.6 or smaller (larger f/number). For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.

Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. Close the cover. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. 203 . Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. the DC cord. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. 1 Connect the power cord. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. After using the camera.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler.

204 .4 feet from the camera. delay. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button.71). During wireless remote control. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. The camera will autofocus. When focus is achieved. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.

0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. To prevent this. eyepiece cover. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. 205 . attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. use the eyepiece cover (p.23) attached to the camera strap. 1 Remove the eyecup. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder.

EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. the flash will fire at full output only. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. For detailed instructions. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. 206 . Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to .] can be set for [External flash func. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. In other words.] to be set. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. only [Flash exp. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.147). setting].External Speedlites EOS-dedicated.

or slower. the flash can be fired at full output only. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. It might not fire. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. 207 .External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. shoot in the manual flash mode. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode.

4 Display the connection information. set [Enable]. then press <0>.] to Press <0>. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). please check with the card manufacturer. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. then press <0>. transmission. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. (p. then press <0>. Select [Connection info. use of the card is not permitted. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card.]. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. 208 .Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. select settings]. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. To set up. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. Without approval. please check with the card manufacturer. If you set [Disable].

the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. airports. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. 6 Take the picture. If the image transfer does not work. 209 . The battery power will be consumed faster.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. During the image transfer. For details. For transferred images. In hospitals. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Turn the camera off and on again. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions.] is set to [Disable]. see the card’s instruction manual.58). and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. it may still transmit a signal. auto power off will not take effect. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. Because of the transmission function. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:].

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. [Remote control] can be set.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *4: For autoexposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. 211 .

Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. [y] Shooting 3. 1. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. 2. / 8 sec.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. 212 . / 4 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. [7] Set-up 3.Fn setting / Clear external flash C.

800 / Max. / 4 min. / 15 min.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 213 . 3200 / Max. / 1 min. / 2 min. 400 / Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 8 min. 1600 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec.

(C.. month. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. min. sec. day) and time (hour.

Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning.]. no AE lock / AE/AF. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. the [Expo.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 30 sec. WB Shift/BKT. Live View function settings 215 . / 1 min. The [y] Shooting 3. / 16 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. Under the [2] tab. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. comp. / 30 min. [7] Set-up 3. / 10 min. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

24). The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. the power will turn off automatically.26). the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack.26). The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. If there is a problem with the battery charger. Recharge the battery (p. 218 .31). the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. When the image recording is completed. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. Press the <B> button (p. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p.44). If this happens.

Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. The image is out of focus. 69). 171).Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.31). If the card is full. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use.107. The camera turns off by itself. Auto power off is in effect.24). or focus manually (p.37. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. 123). Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. 219 . the number of possible shots will decrease. To prevent camera shake. press the shutter button gently (p. a picture cannot be taken. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p.31). Purchase a new one. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. set the IS switch to <1>. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. 37).31.36. The card is not properly inserted (p.33).

Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If a card error message is displayed. ISO 100 cannot be set. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. When I use the <f> mode with flash. ISO 100 can be set (p.194). the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. If it is set to [Strong]. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed.Fn)] menu. ISO 100 cannot be set. This also applies to movie shooting (p.194). then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.134). set the [7 Custom Functions (C. see page 42 or 224. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. [Low]. the shutter speed becomes slow. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. 220 . This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. etc. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.192). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].134). The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.193).). the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu. or [Disable]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].

The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. When a movie is played. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. To find out the card’s read/write speed.. camera operation noise can be heard. The movie shooting terminates by itself. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. etc.109). If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. If the card’s writing speed is slow. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. 59 sec. movie shooting may stop automatically. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use flash. movie shooting will stop automatically. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. 221 .Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire.135). Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. This is normal.

it cannot be erased (p.170). The file numbering does not start from 0001. It will return to normal at room temperature. 222 . certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. use a soft cloth to clean it. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. The image cannot be erased. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. If the image has been protected. In low or high temperatures. If you use a card which already has images recorded. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. the first character will be an underscore (p.140).96). If the LCD monitor is dirty. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black.40).Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. Set the color space to sRGB. If Adobe RGB is set.

180). or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. In such a case. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status.29).169). Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. 223 . 169).167. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used.214). The card reader does not detect the card. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. The correct date and time has not been set (p. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. No image appears on the TV screen.

erase unnecessary images. Operate the power switch (p. Turn the camera off and 30. 171. 50. 26) * If the error still persists. 40. replace the card. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Replace card. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. an error message will appear. Remove and insert the card again. or use a Canon lens (p. 80 again. 20. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p.Error Codes Error No. 60. or format the card (p. Turn the camera off and on again. 04 Replace the card. or format the card (p. The built-in flash could not be raised. 42). and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Clean the lens contacts. on again or re-install the battery. Cannot save images because card is full. 42). Shooting is not possible due to an error. 10. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Countermeasures No.13. If there is a problem with the camera.27). Operate the power switch. 16). Follow the onscreen instructions. 01 02 05 224 . Operate the power switch (p. Card cannot be accessed. Turn the camera off and on again.27.27).31. write down the error No. remove and install the battery pack 70.31.

Portrait. SDXC memory card 22.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Tungsten light. Manual.3 Auto.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. single-lens reflex.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.3 x 14. Landscape. Neutral. 17.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. 8. Flash). White fluorescent light.0 JPEG. 1 . Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . Cloudy. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. 17. SDHC memory card.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. Faithful. Shade.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Monochrome. 1. 18. Preset (Daylight.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. User Def. 4.

0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.6400 Auto. AI Focus AF. Creative Auto.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Flash Off. aperture-priority AE.5 .87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. depth-of-field AE. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. Night Portrait. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. Program). or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Sports. Landscape. 95% Magnification: Approx.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .0 .3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . ISO 100 .4 USM lens.+1. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . AI Servo AF. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. Portrait. Close-up. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0.18 (at 23°C/73°F. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. shutter-priority AE. 0.

focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . to 30 sec. Available range varies by shooting mode. bulb (Total shutter speed range. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3.: 13/43 (ISO 100.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting.. delay and 10-sec. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. self-timer with 10sec. 3.4 USM lens. to 1/60 sec. 1/4000 sec.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. (Full Auto mode). Max. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. 34 shots RAW: Approx. or 2-sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. X-sync at 1/200 sec. approx. auto pop-up flash Guide No. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.7 shots/sec.) • Flash Retractable. continuous shooting.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 3 sec. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max.

25p: 25. 165 MB/min. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.97 fps.04 million dots Approx.94 fps. 24p: 23. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.976 fps. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 1.4 USM lens.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 50p: 50.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 60p: 59.00 fps.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .6400 (in whole-stop increments). 330 MB/min. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. 330 MB/min.

video/audio OUT. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 4-image index.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. approx. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. jump by 10 or 100 images. by shooting date. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 .5x . by movie. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached.10x Image browsing methods: Single image.5mm dia. Single image + Info (Basic info. histogram). detailed info. 1. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. 9-image index. approx.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution).

2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .9 oz. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .2 in.40°C / 32°F .4 in.8 oz.7 x 1.40°C / 43°F .8 oz.1 x 15. 82 g / 2.1 x 3.5 mm / 2.104°F During shooting: 0°C .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 52 g / 1. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .8 x 97.7 x 1.3 mm / 5.6 x 2.5 x 75.1 x 3.8 x 3.40°C / 32°F .4 in. 475 g / 16. 82 g / 2.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.9 oz.4 x 55. Weight: Approx.2 mm / 1.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .5 mm / 2.40°C / 43°F . Approx.5 x 0.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.1 x 3.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.0 in. Approx. Weight: Approx.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . (CIPA testing standards) Approx.7 oz.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C . • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.40°C / 43°F . 530 g / 18.

6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.5 x 70 mm / 2. Weight: Approx.0 x 4.6 x 1. magnification: 0.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .3 . 231 . Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. diameter x length: 68. (at 0.49 m / 1. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . diameter x length: 75.0 oz.7 x 2. Weight: Approx.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . (327 x 503 mm / 12.4 in.82 ft.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.5-5.61 ft.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .48 ft.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .8 in.1 oz.0 x 4. magnification: 0.9 x 19.82 ft.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.2.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .25 m / 0.5-5.8 in. 455 g / 16. consult the respective lens maker.1 x 5.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. (From image sensor plane) Max. (75 x 112 mm / 3.4 x 101 mm / 3.8 in. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.67 x 45 mm / 8.25 m / 0.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max. 200 g / 7.45 m / 1.0 in. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .

Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.” * Notice displayed in English as required. in the United States and other countries.0 and Exif 2. etc. LLC. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. HDMI logo.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.g.. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers.. HDMI. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.21 (also called “Exif Print”). SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. 232 .

• Do not leave any cords near a heat source. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. • During the recharging. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. and clothing.Do not use any batteries. This is to prevent electrical shock. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. . Be careful not to get burned in the process. Also. changes color.40°C (32°F . and material damage. heat generation. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). When using flash to photograph an infant. . Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. accessories. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. It may cause an accident. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • Keep the back-up battery away from children.Do not short-circuit. disassemble. or emits smoke or fumes. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. smoke. excessive heat. and explosions. death.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. . This is to prevent an explosion or fire. deforms. keep the equipment away from the reach of children.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. It may impair the person’s vision. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. power sources.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . 233 . See a physician immediately. do not exceed the recharging time. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. skin. remove it immediately. etc. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. or clothing. consult a physician immediately. and fire. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. If a child swallows the battery. .104°F). • If excessive heat. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. chemical leakage. connecting cables. and accessories not specified in this booklet. keep at least 1 meter away. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. skin. It can cause blindness or skin problems. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. follow the safeguards below: . And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines.

follow the safeguards below: .Do not scratch. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. Doing so may cause injury. . • To prevent fire and electrical shock. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. If the surrounding is dusty. . If the product does not work properly or requires repair. Otherwise.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. Doing so may damage your vision. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands.When unplugging a power plug. . the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Do not use paint thinner. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. humid. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. . benzene. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. cut. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source.Always insert the power plug all the way in. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. check if it is allowed. or oily. Also do not twist or tie the cords. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. .Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. 234 . Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment.

For more information about the recycling of this product. please contact your local city office.. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. (EEA: Norway. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive.canon-europe. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. in accordance with the Battery Directive. waste authority. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.com/environment. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . Cd = Cadmium. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.g. e.European Union (and EEA) only. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.

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......................... 106 Clear settings ......96 AE lock...... 208 Format.......or 9-image index display................. 92 Continuous shooting.......................................................97.......................................160........... 99 Color tone............. 138 Eye-Fi...... 144 Holding the camera....................... 96 Color temperature ........................... 79......... 138 Black-and-white image ...................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)...148 2nd-curtain sync. 36 Settings display.... 3.......... 123 SDHC/SDXC....................................... 76............156 640x480 .................148 2-sec..................... 31 Card reminder .............................. 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ........................................................................85 Adobe RGB.... 82 Bulb .......67 AI Servo AF.........32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)..80 Audio/video OUT......................... 167.... 35 .......131 1st-curtain sync...................160. 84 C C (Creative Auto) .................... 160..... 169 Access lamp.. 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer......................67 Aperture-priority AE ....... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) .................20 Battery → Power 237 .......27.................................. 32................................... 42 Problem.....................................................................45.................80 B B/W (Monochrome).................................. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off....71 4........... 92 A A/V OUT.............................................................. 2......................................... 55 Cable ........ 13.......37 Card........ 2 Center-weighted average metering ........................... self-timer ...................131 1920x1080 ....... 64.........................................131 Battery Grip ............Index 1280x720 ...........76 Basic Zone modes ..................... 143 Camera shake ..... 224 SD speed class .................... 31............................................................................................................................................. 112.................................... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)............................. 216 Beeper............. 70 Contrast........................................ 52 Color space ...................... 134 AEB................ 169 Camera Camera shake...................... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) .............. 93 Built-in flash.....

............... 206 Eye-Fi card .36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF........ 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ..................147.......................................185 Drive mode ...............................98 238 ........23......... 117.................. 192 Menu setting ... 194 Beeper ................................ 47.............176 Dioptric adjustment .. 117....................................... 131 Full Auto ...............208 Eyepiece cover ... 48 Format (card initialization)............................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .. 113 AF point selection ............................ 131 Full High-Definition.............................................................. 93 Firmware Ver................................................... 46 Focus lock ............. 69 Focusing AF mode ...... 56 Flash-sync speed.................... 202 Manual focusing.... 65 Flash exposure compensation .......... 64 2nd-curtain sync .................. 149 Effective range .................................. 77 Digital terminal ..................171 Error codes ....... 98 Flash exposure compensation.203 Depth-of-field preview............. .......... 47.................................................. 42 Frame rate............................ 147 Red-eye reduction ..............................................191 File number ....... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).................................................................224 Evaluative metering ........ 71 Dust Delete Data ........151 E Erase (image) ...........86 Exposure compensation ....................................16.................. 147............. 46 Full HD ..... 120 Out of focus ................................. 131....................... 68 AF-assist beam. 48 Focus mode switch ........................ 206 FE lock........76 FE lock............... 160 D Date/Time ..... 88 Focus confirmation light ......... 132.............. 64 External Speedlite......... 69.........70.............................................................. 140 File size ............ 214 Flash .... 33................190 Clear all ........................................................................... 72.. 66.......29 DC coupler...................................................114 Faithful .............55 Creative Zone modes .......................................................................................... 202 Recompose......................................................................82 Dial................87 Extension .......Index Copyright information................. 64 Custom Functions.................20 Custom Functions............141 External Speedlite....... 123...... 49............................190 List........................199 Creative Auto ........ 148 Built-in flash ..... 88 Flash off ...........................

...................................................................................... 40 Screen color......... 197 Image Zone .................................................. 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ....... 139 Display switching ......................168 High-Definition .............................................................................................................................174 Household power ...... 146 Shooting settings display ........... 63 G Grid display .........................................................157 Magnified view.... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ........ 44 Image playback........ 138 Image verification data .203 J JPEG ................................................156 Jump display (Image browsing)......................158 Playback ...... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ........ 134 H HDMI....... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction........ 20 Image-recording quality........ 63 ISO expansion .................................... 155 Menu screen .............173 Histogram .........173 Highlight detail loss .... 58.......62. 160.................................... 72 Index display ...... 151 Image review time .................................210 Image dust prevention....................................................................................................... 156 ISO speed ..............................35 Attaching/Detaching ...................... 62 Auto......... 33 ....................................... 167 Image area..............131........................................... 75 Language selection ........................ 30 LCD monitor ..... 167 Highlight alert .........58...........170 Rotate .... 104 Live mode (AF)........174 Index.................. 13 Auto off. 113 239 . 173 View on TV ................................165 Erase .......34 Landscape..........................110......................... 155 Protect .........................160...............................................Index Function availability table. 51................. 72 Jump display ....... 159 Shooting information.............. 146 Brightness adjustment .....................171 Highlight alert.................................................... 157 L I ICC profile ......... 18 Lens.....................173 Highlight tone priority ......160................. 21.....142...........112.............................96 Image Auto playback ..........

................ 76 Night Portrait ......Index Live View shooting........................... 134 MF (Manual focusing) ....................................... 131 Manual exposure shooting................. 131 Recording time... 195 Mode Dial..113 Grid display .................. 131.22 NTSC ....... 43 M M (Manual exposure).. 198 N Neutral..............120. 164 Enjoying ........................................................................................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ............................... 16 .. 124 Editing out first and last scenes ...... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) .86 Metering timer....106................. 132 Shooting......................................83 Magnified view ................................................................218 Manual exposure ........134 Mirror lockup ....... 167 My Menu ....................... 131..112...................................................20 Monochrome..... 66 One-Shot AF .... 84... 127 Movie crop ........ 160............ 160 File size......42..................................................................... 60 PAL................................................83................... 158 Malfunction .................................. 214 240 ................. 127 Manual focusing.... 66 P P (Program AE).................... 134 Still photo shooting........................... 132 Frame rate .......................................................... 131 Playback ............................. 70....................................................... 193 Long exposure .................................................212 My Menu........69.. 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed .... 120 Microphone ....................40 Metering mode......... 54 Night scene .................................................................................198 Setting operation ........................................................69................ 193 Nomenclature...... 123 Sound recording ................................112 Possible shots . 129 View on TV ........109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format....... 120 Maximum burst ..76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ......................... 74.............. 162 Recording size ....107 Focusing...................................................................

........................................ 233 Saturation ............74 Recharge... 75 Possible shots......180........................................ 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer .................................................... 72 .........178 Partial metering...86 Peripheral illumination correction .... 150........ 144 Rotate (image).................. 109 Power Auto power off ................................................74 RAW+JPEG.. 57.................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome).................................................................. 54..................... 71 Sensor cleaning...................75 User defined ................179 Paper settings.......................................................183 Program AE .................170 R RAW ........................ 110.................... 139 Battery check........... 133..............179 Print Order (DPOF).......................................................................38 Quick mode (AF)...............203 Possible shots ..... 31 Remote control shooting........................Index Paper settings (printing)...............118 241 ............................... 155 Portrait ....................... 126.....27..............................................175 Picture Style Adjustment..... 65 Release shutter without card....50.............27 Printing......60 Program shift .................................... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ... 71........................38 Quick Control screen ..................... 24 Red-eye reduction ...91 Selection....... 93 Sharpness .28....................................104 PictBridge.......176 Page layout.................................................. 159 S Safety warnings. 27...................................................................................58.............. 204 Revert to default settings...... 92 Shooting information display ..................28.. 72 ......................28 Household power...................... 182 Tilt correction ..............................94 Pixels ..183 Trimming.............24 Switch .... 109 Recharge ...............................61 Protect (image erase-protection)..............72 Playback .....185 Printing effects ..... 142................

.123 Shooting settings display .85 M (Manual exposure) ..................... 19 Dioptric adjustment .............53 6 (Night Portrait) ................ 102 Correction ............................................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)........................................52 5 (Sports)....60 C (Creative Auto) ........................................... 167 Viewfinder .............................................18 Shutter button ..........216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ...............................................78 Slide show ..................23 System map.. 214 View on TV...............165 Sound recording ..................................................................... 169...86 sRGB .... 99 Personal......... 100 T Tone priority ........................... 160.................................................................51 4 (Close-up) .......93 Trimming (printing)...96 Standard ..............................................75 Stopped-down aperture ..............................53 Spot metering........................................................ 78 V Video system............... 163 W WB → White balance White balance .....................183 242 ......................54 k (Movie shooting)............46 7 (Flash Off) ....................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ....................................................55 1 (Full Auto).... 99 Bracketing...........................................50 3 (Landscape) ..............................37 Shutter-priority AE ............83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ........................... 101 Custom .........................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ...............................162 Sports...............82 Strap ..78 P (Program AE) ...................................................................49 2 (Portrait) .................Index Shooting mode................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ................................................134 Speaker.................................

....Image Playback ............................252 p...249 p.244 p..............Q Quick Control Screen ............................d: Program AE .....253 p......250 p..p...Nomenclature ..............Using the Built-in Flash.f: Aperture-priority AE...246 p..250 p........245 p.............249 p...251 p......k Shooting Movies .................Basic Zone Modes ......250 p.............i Drive Mode ........p.....247 p...............Picture Style .....250 p....255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ..........252 p...256 Installing the Software ..254 p.......p...................s: Shutter-priority AE ............Custom Functions ....Z: ISO Speed .............p....................Creative Zone Modes ............E: AF Mode.............246 p.....S AF Point ..259 243 .............254 p...Image-recording Quality ...........A Live View Shooting............Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..251 p.......257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ..............

Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 2. Press the <U> key to select the tab. After setting the item. then press the <V> key to select the desired item.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press the <M> button to display the menu. press <0>. Press <0> to display the setting. 3. 4.

245 . Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. The Quick Control screen will appear. press the <Q> button.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). then turn the <6> dial to set it. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality.

Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. then press <0>. Black-and-white images. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful).Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. see the camera’s instruction manual. 246 . then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the quality. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

Turn the <6> dial to set the function.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. You just press the shutter button. then shoot. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.) Press the <Q> button. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. then press the <S> key to select the function. and the camera does the rest. 249 .

Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. The shutter speed will be set automatically. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. then focus the subject. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. then focus the subject. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. 250 . s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. The aperture will be set automatically. If the shutter speed display blinks. If the aperture display blinks.

then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <ZE> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. While looking at the viewfinder. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. 251 .

When you press the shutter button halfway. 252 . then press <0>. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. the ISO speed is set automatically. When “AUTO” is selected. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes.

200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. To change the Live View settings. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. 180 shots 253 . use the [6 Live View function settings] menu.

speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press <A> again. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. press the shutter button. To stop movie shooting. To shoot still photos. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. 256 .Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view.

257 .Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. the window for Step 4 appears. 4 Click [Restart]. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. If not necessary. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). B When installation ends. To download images from the cameras. uninstall the software. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). remove the CD. 5 Once your computer has restarted. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. The software will not be installed correctly. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.

4 Click [Finish]. When installation ends. uninstall the software. 258 . and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. 5 Remove the CD. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).4 . On your computer’s desktop. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).10. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. If not necessary. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. To download images from the cameras. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. the window for Step 4 appears.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer.

Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Double-click on the CD icon. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. 259 .[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 3 Double-click the START. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Then select your language. 2 Open the CD.pdf files. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. 2 Open the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Then select your language.pdf files. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. Double-click the START. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Acrobat Reader (version 6.

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